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Flector Patch and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Flector Patch (diclofenac topical).


Diclofenac Topical High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

NSAIDs - hypertension

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including topicals, can lead to new onset of hypertension or worsening of preexisting hypertension, either of which can contribute to the increased incidence of cardiovascular events. NSAIDs should be used with caution in patients with hypertension. Blood pressure should be monitored closely during the initiation of NSAID therapy and throughout the course of therapy.


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  2. (2002) "Product Information. Naprosyn (naproxen)." Syntex Laboratories Inc
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  4. (2001) "Product Information. Relafen (nabumetone)." SmithKline Beecham
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  10. (2001) "Product Information. Celebrex (celecoxib)." Searle
  11. (2012) "Product Information. Meclofenamate Sodium (meclofenamate)." Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
  12. (2016) "Product Information. Flector Patch (diclofenac topical)." Actavis U.S. (Alpharma USPD)
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Flector Patch drug interactions

There are 121 drug interactions with Flector Patch (diclofenac topical).

Flector Patch disease interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with Flector Patch (diclofenac topical) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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